Saturday 21 January 2023

Lauriston Castle

 We had a lovely walk round the grounds of Lauriston Castle today. It's a beautiful park with lots of trees, 

a pretty Japanese Garden and wonderful views over the Lauriston Farm fields to Cramond Island, the Firth of Forth and Fife in the background. 

We were very impressed by the displays of mosses in the old stone flower pots

Looking closely, we can see Wall Screw Moss (Tortula muralis)

and Capillary Thread-moss (Bryum capillare)

Also lovely to see are the Witch Hazel shrubs in the Japanese garden, which are in bloom, a lovely early sign of Spring along with a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker!


Jeff said...

Great shots of the moss!

Jenn Jilks said...

I like that flower pot!

Caroline Gill said...

What superb moss photos, CGP! Absolutely amazing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Jeff and Caroline - I'm glad I could do them justice! It's a particularly lovely array of mosses!

Jenn - it is a very beautiful flower pot, there are a few of them in this part of the grounds.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs of the moss.

All the best Jan